have changed. It's not like the Old Days,
when we can do anything we want. A refusal is not the act of a friend.
If Don Corleone had all the judges, and the politicians in New York,
then he must share them, or let us others use them. He must let us draw
the water from the well. Certainly he can present a bill for such
services; after all... we are not Communists.
[during the meeting with
the Five Families]
talk about vengeance. Is vengeance going to bring your son back to you
my boy to me? I forgo the
vengeance of my son. But I have selfish
reasons, my youngest son was forced to leave this country
of this Sollozzo business. All right, now I have
to make arrangements to bring him back here safely cleared of all these
false charges. But I'm a superstitious man and if some unlucky
should befall him, if he should get shot in the head by a police
officer, or if should hang himself in his jail cell, or if he's struck
by a bolt of lightening, then I'm going to blame some of the people in
this room, and that I do not forgive. But, that aside, let me say that
swear, on the souls of my grandchildren, that I will not be the one to
break the peace we have made here today.
working for my father now Kay. He's been sick, very sick.
But you're not like him Michael. I thought you weren't going to become
a man like your father. That's what you told me.
father is no different than any other powerful man, any man who is
responsible for other people, like
a senator or a president.
You know how naive you sound?
and presidents don't
have men killed.
Who's being naive, Kay?
Michael is now head of the family and if gives his permission then you
have my blessing.
we make the move to Nevada you can break off from the Corleone Family
and go on your own. After we make the move to Nevada.
How long will that be?
Forgive me, Godfather, but with you gone me and Pete will come under
Barzini's thumb sooner or later.
And I hate that Goddamn Barzini. In six months time there won't be
nothin' left to build on.
Do you have faith in my judgment?
Do I have your loyalty?
Yes, always Godfather.
be a friend to Michael. Do as he says.
am I out?
not a wartime Consiglieri, Tom. Things may get rough with the moves
[motion for Tom to
sit next to him]
Tom, I advised Michael. I never thought you
were a bad Consiglieri. I
thought Santino was a bad Don, rest in peace. Michael has all my
confidence as..as do you. But there are reasons why you must have no
part nothing in what's going to happen.
Maybe I could help.
Corleone family is thinking of giving up all its interest in the
olive oil business, settling out here. Now Moe Greene will sell us his
share of the casino and the hotel so that it can be completely owned by
the family. Tom.
you sure about that? Moe, loves the business. Never said
nothin' to me about sellin'.
[Tom hands Michael
make him an offer he can't refuse. You see, Johnny, see we figure that
entertainment will be a big factor in drawing gamblers into the
casinos. Now we hope that you'll sign a contract to appear 5
times a year. Perhaps convince some of your friends in the movies to do
the same. We're counting on you.
Sure Mike, I'll do anything for my Godfather. You know that.
I got a business to run. I gotta kick asses sometimes to make it run
right. We had a little argument, Freddy and I, so I had to straighten
straightened my brother out?
He was banging cocktail waitresses two at a time! Players couldn't get
a drink at the table! What's wrong with you?
leave for New York tomorrow, think about a price.
you know who I am? I'm Moe Greene! I made my bones when you were going
out with cheerleaders!
minute Moe, Moe, I got an idea. Tom, now you're the Consiglieri and you
can talk to the Don, you can explain...
just a minute. Don is semi-retired and Mike is in charge of
the Family business now. If you have anything to say, say it to Michael.
[Moe Greene leaves]
come to Las Vegas
and talk to a man like Moe Greene
you're my older brother, and I love you. But don't ever take sides with
anyone against the Family again. Ever.
Barzini will move against you first. He'll set up a meeting
someone that you absolutely trust, guaranteeing
your safety. And at
that meeting, you'll be assassinated.
to drink wine more than I used to...
Anyway, I'm drinking more.
good for you, Pop.
you don't mind the way I keep going over this Barzini business.
not at all.
It's an old habit. I spent my life trying not to be careless.
Women and children can be careless, but not men.
You know, he looks more like you every day.
smarter than I am. Three years old and he can read the funny
Read the funny papers...
What's bothering you? I'll handle it. I told you I could handle it,
I'll handle it.
[the Don rises as if to
leave, but changes his mind midway and seats himself closer to Michael]
I knew that Santino was going to have to go through all this
Fredo...Fredo was... But I never, I never wanted this for you.
work my whole life, I
don't apologize to take care of my family. And I
refused to be a fool dancing on the strings held by all those big
shots. I don't apologize, that's my life. But I
when it was your time, that you would be the one to hold the strings.
Senator Corleone, Governor Corleone, something.
I don't know. There wasn't enough time, Michael. There wasn't enough
get there, Pop. We'll get there.
[the Don kisses Michael
Listen, whoever comes to you with this Barzini meeting, he's the
traitor. Don't forget that.
how they're gonna come at you?
They're arranging a meeting in Brooklyn. Tessio's
Where I'll be safe.
[Tom is silent for a
always thought it would have been Clemenza not Tessio.
the smart move. Tessio was always smarter. But I'm gonna wait, after
the Baptism. I've decided to be Godfather to Connie's baby. And then I
meet the Don Barzini and Tattaglias, all the heads of the Five Families.
Michael, Francis Rizzi, do you renounce Satan?
I do renounce him.
And all his works?
do renounce them.
[in between the baptism
the assassinations of the five families are taking place]
[speaking to Carlo]
don't tell me you're innocent. Because it insults my intelligence.
Makes me very angry.
you lousy bastard. You
killed my husband! You waited until Papa died so nobody could
stop you and then you killed him! You blamed him for Sonny,
you always did, everybody did. But you never thought about me. You
never gave a dam about me. Now what am I going to do?
[Kay takes Connie in her
do you think he kept Carlo at the mall? All the time he knew he was
going to kill him. And you stood Godfather to our baby. You lousy cold
hearted bastard. I don't know how many men he had killed! Connie read
papers. Read the papers! That's your husband! That's your husband!
[Michael takes Connie
into her arms, but she goes wild again and tries to attack him]
Take her upstairs. Get her a doctor.
grab Connie and pull her out of the office]
Don't ask me about my business, Kay.
Is it true?
Don't ask me about my business.
[slaming his desk]
right. This one time. This one time I'll let you ask me about my
Is it true? Is it?
[Kay smiles and walks
into his arms]
guess we both need a drink, huh?
[Kay goes to the next
to fix a drink, then looks up and sees Clemenza, Rocco Lampone
and Al Neri
enter Michael's office]
Michael's hand, and Neri shuts the door in her face]
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